Thursday, September 5, 2013
Style File: Fort Lauderdale Hot Spots
The food scene in Fort Lauderdale just got kicked up a notch. From a sexy spot on the water to a place hooked on fish. 7's Belkys Nerey shows us where to dine out in tonight's Style File.
WSVN -- When it comes to eating out, we'll give you three new reasons to hit up Fort Lauderdale Beach.
Customer Matthew Lyons: "It's definitely the hottest place on the beach right now."
S3 Restaurant, which stands for, "sun, surf and sand" brings sipping and feasting in Laudi to a new level, sea level.
S3 General Manager Erin Abramoff: "Every seat has a view of the ocean. We have an open air concept. All those doors and windows can open, so you really feel like you're sitting directly on the beach."
Customer Tami Livnat: "It's a sleek, sophisticated addition to Fort Lauderdale Beach."
For a front row seat gather around their fire pits for cocktails with friends.
Customer Mary Stelmicki: "We definitely needed a place like this to jump start people coming back to the beach area."
When it comes to what to eat S3 also stands for steak, seafood and sushi.
Erin Abramoff: "You've got our wood-burning oven, as well as our wood-burning grill, that allows us to create some great flavor."
Coming out of the oven: small plates like smoked Gouda mac and cheese, skirt steak and brisket sliders.
Erin Abramoff: "Homemade rolls done fresh daily. We smoke all of our brisket in house and then again it's finished off in our wood-oven to give it that smoky flavor."
There is also a sushi bar with specialty rolls.
Matthew Lyons: "The food is incredible!"
Another hot spot making a mark on the dining scene, The Lobster Bar Sea Grille, which has just taken over the old Jackson Steakhouse building on Las Olas.
The Lobster Bar Sea Grille Founder Pano Karatassos: "I think when people come here they will be excited to find a space that is totally different than Jackson's Steakhouse. It's an iconic location, we feel very fortunate to be there."
Customer Douglas Duncan: "One of things Fort Lauderdale lacked is the fine dining and the ambiance. I think it's going to do wonderfully."
It's not on the ocean, but man, will you catch some beautiful sea life here.
Pano Karatassos: "Our focus is on European fish. Whether it be Crete, Cypress, Spain, Portugal, Iceland. You have to have our char-grilled octopus, number one seller in the restaurant."
And of course you gotta have the lobster.
Douglas Duncan: "They do a lightly, flash fried tail they serve as an appetizer, it's legendary."
Here's to making it an evening to remember in Fort Lauderdale.
Lobster Bar gets packed, so be sure to make a reservation in advance.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
505 N. Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Lobster Bar Sea Grille
450 E. Las Olas
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301